Georges Perrier Cedes Control of Le Bec-Fin

Plus: Adele crushes it at the Grammys, Geno's might be for sale, the Flyers continue to struggle, and more of what the city is buzzing about today.

Georges Perrier Cedes Control of Le Bec-Fin. Perrier, 69, opened Le Bec-Fin in 1970. A few days ago, he finalized a deal that will have him play a smaller role in ownership while Nicolas Fanucci of Napa Valley’s Thomas Keller’s French Laundry will take over. [Foobooz]

Philadelphians Remember Whitney Houston. The 48-year-old singer died of a prescription drug overdose over the weekend. Many prominent Philadelphians have since recalled their connection with the R&B singer. Some toured with her, others worked with her on records or played her many hits on the radio. [CBS 3]

Adele Goes Six-for-Six at the Grammys. So, Adele can kind of sing well, huh? Last night, the singer took home six awards from the 54th Grammys. The Boss kicked things off and was part of the finale with Paul McCartney and Jennifer Hudson honored Whitney Houston with a wonderful rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” If you haven’t seen the Nicki Minaj number, don’t. [Inquirer]

Is Geno’s For Sale? Rumor has it that Joey Vento’s son Geno is considering selling the South Philly cheesesteak joint. [Daily News]


Philly Middle Schools Have Had 828 “Serious Incidents.” So far this school year, the middle schools of the Philadelphia School District have had 828 “serious incidents” reported. These “incidents” include harassment, assault on teachers, weapons charges, indecent exposure, and a fire, among other things. [FOX 29]

Ugh, The Flyers Lose Again. Philly’s woes on the penalty kill cost them another game, this time against the Detroit Red Wings. [The 700 Level]

Another Murder, This Time in Germantown. A Germantown shooting left one person dead at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. That makes 46 murders in 43 days in 2012. [FOX 29]

Eagles to Franchise DeSean Jackson. Oh boy, this is going to be fun. The Eagles have indicated that they plan on franchising DeSean Jackson to ensure that they’re compensated if the wideout isn’t an Eagle next year. The plan, it seems, would be to franchise him and then trade him before the start of next season. [Buzz on Broad]

Dolphin Dies In Ocean City, New Jersey. A dolphin had been recently spotted in a lagoon in OCNJ. Researchers think that it might be in some way connected with the group of dolphins beaching themselves in Cape Cod. [NBC Philadelphia]